Today, the kids and I traveled to Secor Nursery in Perry Ohio. From our house in Mayfield Heights, it was about 40 minutes away. It took a bit longer due to the construction on route 2. The upside is that there were lots of diggers and other equipment to entertain Nick and Sally along the way. It’s about 4 miles further down than West Orchards Farm.
The U-Pick opened at 8 AM and we arrived just after 8 AM. We parked in front and went into the market to check in and get more information. We got our basket and directions and drove out to the strawberries.
It wasn’t a far drive and was well marked (to the field and back).
Sally was photogenic for a change. I think she’s really starting to like all of these farms.
She tried a couple of berries, but surprisingly, she isn’t a big fan of strawberries. Her brother Nick, on the other hand, loves them and calls this strawberry eating instead of strawberry picking. The scenery around the fields was breathtakingly beautiful, even with the Perry nuclear power plant in the background.
With picking this good, it was easy to come home with just over 5 pounds of berries. Grand total $11.67 which included a bulb of garlic that I picked up at the market for $1 when we checked out.
Secor Nursery doesn’t seem to have a website, but I recently found their Facebook page. You can call them for picking updates and they have an email list. I would not have tried this farm out due to the lack of easy information available, but my local Rite Aid manage suggested it. He and his wife do much of their picking there. With that recommendation, we headed out.
I’m so glad that we tried this farm. I think it is my favorite to date. The berries were $1.99 a pound and that’s in line with our other picking this season. The scenery was great, there was a port-a-jon available, and we had the picking to ourselves for the first half hour. I can’t wait for cherries, black and red raspberries and blueberries.